The Fourteenth International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service

CTRQ 2021

April 18, 2021 to April 22, 2021 - Porto, Portugal

Deadlines

Submission

Feb 08, 2021

Notification

Mar 03, 2021

Registration

Mar 13, 2021

Camera ready

Mar 16, 2021

Deadlines differ for special tracks. Please consult the conference home page for special tracks Call for Papers (if any).

Publication

Published by IARIA XPS Press

Archived in the free access ThinkMind Digital Library

Prints available at Curran Associates, Inc.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions to a IARIA Journal

Indexing Procedure

Affiliated Journals

CTRQ 2021 - The Fourteenth International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service

April 18, 2021 - April 22, 2021

CTRQ 2021: Program
Onsite and Online Options: In order to accommodate a large number of situations, we are offering the option for either physical presence or virtual participation (pdf slides or pre-recorded videos).

For 2021, all events will be held in a hybrid mode with five options: on site or virtual choices (live, prerecorded videos, voiced presentation slides, and .pdf slides).

We hope for better times allowing us to return to the traditional on site scientific events. However, we are ready to adapt any which way the conditions dictate. As an example, please see such a hybrid program from 2020: CYBER 2020 Program.

 

NexComm 2021 Congress

Conference will be mixed online and on location at

Hotel Novotel Porto Gaia
Rua Martir Sao Sebastiao, Afurada,
4400-499 Vila Nova de Gaia
Phone: +351 22 772 8700

Note: This event is a mix of online and on site participation. All contributions are posted below; those presenting onsite have their own schedule, as a subset of the entire program.

Opening Welcome

 

Tutorials

Model-Based Event Sequence Testing of Graphical User Interfaces
By Prof. Dr. Tugkan Tuglular, Izmir Institute of Technology, Turkey
LIVE: [Sunday, April 18, 14:00 GMT+3 (Istanbul Time), access link will be sent by email]
Presenter:
Tugkan Tuglular, tugkantuglular@iyte.edu.tr
- short bio
- short description
- video presentation
- presentation slides

Data is Your Friend. Using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) to Reveal Process Improvement Opportunities
By Prof. Dr. Bilal Al Momani, Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology, Canada
- short bio
- short description
- video presentation
- presentation slides

Radio Frequency Fingerprinting with Polarization Mode Dispersion
By R. Page Heller, CEO of Endpoint Security Inc., USA
- short bio
- short description
- video presentation
- presentation slides

Leveraging Machine Learning Models for Complex System Architecture & Design Decisions
By Dr. Ramakrishnan Raman, Honeywell Technology Solutions, India
- short bio
- short description
- video presentation
- presentation slides

 

Keynote Speeches

Conceptual Modeling to Explore Problem and Solution Space, Illustrated by Examples from Future Energy Systems
By Prof. Dr. Gerrit Müller TNO in Eindhoven, the Netherlands & University of South-Eastern Norway in Kongsberg (USN), Norway
- presentation slides
- video presentation
- short bio

Design and Operations of the NASA Deep Space Network
By Timothy Pham, Chief Deep Space Network System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology, USA
- presentation slides
- video presentation
- short bio

12 Years of SPI Manifesto Achievements and Open Horizon
By Tomas.Schweigert, European Qualification and Certification Association (ECQA) Expleo, Germany
LIVE: Sunday, April 18, 4:00pm (16:00) CET, 10:00am ET (New York), 11:00pm (same day, TOKYO), access link will be sent by email
Presenter: Tomas Schweigert, tomas.schweigert@expleogroup.com
- presentation slides
- video presentation
- short bio

Human Skill Transfer for AI Accelerator Programming and Its Application to Humanoid Two-Handed Robots
By Prof. Dr. Chung-Ta King, National Tsing Hua University, 台灣
- presentation slides
- video presentation
- short bio

Connected Infrastructure:  Innovations in Education, Demonstration, and Applied Research
By
Prof. Dr. Stan McClellan, Texas State University, USA
Andres Carvallo, Founder and CEO, CMG Consulting LLC, USA
- presentation slides
- video presentation
- short bio for Andres Carvallo
- short bio for Stan McClellan

 

Panels

Communications Beyond the Thinking
(spatial, terrestrial, speed, 5G/6G, streaming, high data processing, protocols, etc.)

Chair: Timothy Pham, Chief Deep Space Network System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology, USA
Panelists:
Shintaro Mori, Fukuoka University, Japan - video presentation
Eugen Borcoci, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania - voiced slides
Stan McClellan, Texas State University, USA
Timothy Pham, Chief Deep Space Network System Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory - California Institute of Technology, USA

The Eco-System of Data and Software
(embedded-data, data drive-software, data-harmonizing systems, classification, etc.)

Chair: Yoshihisa Udagawa, Tokyo University of Information Sciences (TUIS), Japan
- video presentation
Panelists:
Anna Walek, Gdańsk University of Technology, Poland
Petre Dini, IARIA, USA/EU
Yoshihisa Udagawa, Tokyo University of Information Sciences (TUIS), Japan

 

Special Tracks

 

ICDT 2021 AMAIN: Applications of Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence in Modern Networks

Introduction
Stan McClellan
- presentation slides / editorial

Optimization of Sparse Matrix Arithmetic Operations and Performance Improvement using FPGA
Dinesh Kumar Murthy, Semih Aslan
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Optimized Architecture for Sparse LU Decomposition on Matrices with Random Sparsity Patterns
Dinesh Kumar Murthy, Semih Aslan
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

IoT Applications with Common Distributed Architecture for Data Acquisition
Kushal Thapa, Vinay Lokesh, Kevin Seets
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Supervised Machine Learning in Digital Power Line Communications
Kushal Thapa, Stan McClellan, Damian Valles
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Remote Filesystem Event Notification and Processing for Distributed Systems
Vinay Lokesh, Kushal Thapa, Stan McClellan
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

An Evaluation of Neural Network Performance Using Complex-Valued Input Data
Kushal Thapa, Stan McClellan
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

ICONS 2021 AI4SysSoS: Challenges for Artificial Intelligence-Machine Learning in Complex Systems and Systems of Systems

LIVE [Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM, (NEW YORK, US Eastern Time)
(8:30am NEW YORK = 5:30am SAN FRANCISCO  = 2:30pm ECT (Europe Central Time) = 9:30pm TOKYO
Meeting ID and Password: to be sent via email.

Introduction
Ramakrishnan Raman, Ali K Raz
- presentation slides / editorial

Extending System Engineering Methodology into the Era of Artificial Intelligence
Hany Fawzy
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Reinforcement Learning for Emergent Behavior Evolution in Complex System-of-Systems
Anitha Murugesan, Ramakrishnan Raman
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Metacognition for Artificial Intelligence Systems: An Approach to Safety and Desired Behavior in Complex Systems [PRESENTATION]
Bonnie Johnson
- presentation slides / video

Deep Reinforcement Learning for Combat System-of-Systems Architectural Path Selection [PRESENTATION]
Zhemei Fang
- presentation slides / video

ICONS 2021 WiSEB: Widening Systems Engineering Borders

Introduction
Giulio Telleschi, Matteo Fasano
- presentation slides / editorial

A Capability Based Approach for Warship Design
Paola Gualeni, Lucio Tirone, Paola Bonofiglio, Maria Giovanna Scognamiglio
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Chaotic-based Security for Near Field Communication in Internet of Things devices
Colin Kuka, James Chandler, Mohammed Alkahtani
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Enabling Business  Analysts to implement CPS solutions using a Model-Based approach [PRESENTATION]
Tommaso Panetti,  Ivan Famoso, Giulio Telleschi,  Andrea D’Ambrogio
- presentation slides / video

 

Regular Tracks

 

ALLDATA 2021, The Seventh International Conference on Big Data, Small Data, Linked Data and Open Data

QoS-Aware Self-Adapting Resource Utilisation Framework for Distributed Stream Management Systems
Tarjana Yagnik, Feng Chen, Laleh Kasraian
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

From Open Data to Linked Open Data - The GIOCOnDa LOD platform
Lorenzo Sommaruga, Nadia Catenazzi, Davide Bertacco, Riccardo Mazza
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Drifting and Popularity: A Study of Time Series Analysis of Topics
Muhammad Haseeb UR Rehman Khan, Kei Wakabayashi
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Analyzing Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Stock Prices
Yoshihisa Udagawa
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Distributed Search on a Large Amount of Log Data
Fabrice Mourlin, Charif Mahmoudi, Guy Lahlou Djiken
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Open Research Data in Institutional Repositories. Approach and Practice of Polish Universities
Anna Wałek, Dorota Siwecka
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

On Compressing Time-Evolving Networks
Sudhindra Gopal Krishna, Sridhar Radhakrishnan, Michael Nelson, Amlan Chatterjee, Chandra Shekaran
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Automated Image Annotation for Object Detection [PRESENTATION]
Ilkay Wunderlich, Michael Breiter, Rainer Spallek
- presentation slides / video

LIVE
Time: Apr 21, 2021 9:00 AM German Time / 10:00 Porto Time
Access details to be sent via email.

 

ICDT 2021, The Sixteenth International Conference on Digital Telecommunications

A non-Linear MIMO-OFDM Preprocessor for non-Gaussian Channels
Danilo Pena, Thais Areias, Luan Pena, Juliano Bazzo
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Wireless Frequency Data Manipulation for Embedded Databases Used in Cybersecurity Applications
Page Heller
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

 

ICN 2021, The Twentieth International Conference on Networks

Assessing the performance of Mobile Ad-Hoc Network (MANET) Routing Protocols
Bilal Al Momani, Esteve Hassan
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

A Fundamental Analysis of an Erase Code-enabled Data Caching Scheme for Future UAV-IC-WSNs
Shintaro Mori
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Security Vulnerabilities of Popular Smart Home Appliances
Fida Hussain, Abhaya Induruwa, Man Qi
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

A Comparative Study of Performance Analysis of Empirical Propagation Models for NB-IoT Protocol in Suburban Scenarios
Francine Oliveira, José Brito
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing in Multi-Operator Millimeter-Wave Indoor Systems
Rony Kumer Saha
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Spectrum Reuse in the Terahertz Band for In-building Small Cell Networks
Rony Kumer Saha
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Performance Analysis of In-building Small Cell Networks: Carrier Frequency Band Perspective
Rony Kumer Saha
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Containerization Using Docker Technology
Alexandru Eftimie, Eugen Borcoci
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

 

ICONS 2021, The Sixteenth International Conference on Systems

New Approach to efficiently Assess the Power Consumption of Field Programmable Gate Array Devices
Esteve Hassan, Bilal Al Momani
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Metamorphic Thinking in Cartesian Systemic Emergence
Marta Franova, Yves Kodratoff
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Comparing Kinematics-Based and Learning-Based Approaches to Robotic Arm Tasking – Using Pouring as an Example
Tzu-Chieh Chen, Chung-Ta King
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Adversarial Training for Deep Learning-based Intrusion Detection Systems
Islam Debicha, Thibault Debatty, Jean-Michel Dricot, Wim Mees
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Ethical Dynamics of Autonomous Weapon Systems
Marcus Frølich, Mo Mansouri
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Application of System Thinking in Developing of the Public Transportation Network in Norway
Ebrahim Qaredaghi, Mo Mansouri
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Systems Thinking in the Zero Emission Solution for Railway Diesel Locomotive; a Case Study for Battery Train with Partial Electrification from Norwegian Railway Sector
Hawar Said, Mo Mansouri
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Autonomous Network Provisioning for Digital Transformation Era
Taro Ogawa, Tomokazu Makino, Kenji Arai
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

 

MMEDIA 2021, The Thirteenth International Conference on Advances in Multimedia

Design and Evaluation of a Second Screen Interactive Digital Media Solution using MPEG-DASH
Jomar Brudeli, Shafaq Irshad, Andrew Perkis
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Human Emotion and Machine Emotion - Studies of Emotion in AI
Shuo Wang, Shuo Yang
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

 

PESARO 2021, The Eleventh International Conference on Performance, Safety and Robustness in Complex Systems and Applications

Personal Factors in Dealing with Safety Risks for Design and Use of Products and Systems
Mohammad Rajabali Nejad
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Safety Case Generation by Model-based Engineering: State of the Art and a Proposal
Fang Yan, Simon Foster, Ibrahim Habli
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

User Safety Performance Evaluation from Complex Systems Design Phases: Application to Arduous Working Conditions
Remy Houssin, Amadou Coulibaly, Muhammad Irshad Yehya
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

 

SOFTENG 2021, The Seventh International Conference on Advances and Trends in Software Engineering

A Historical and Statistical Study of the Software Vulnerability Landscape
Assane Gueye, Peter Mell
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Conceptualization of A GDPR-Mining Blockchain-Based Auditor: A Systematic Review
Gholamhossein Kazemi, Shegaw Anagaw Mengiste
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

Analyzing Safety in Collaborative Cyber-Physical Systems: A Platooning Case Study
Manzoor Hussain, Nazakat Ali, Youngjae Kim, Jang-Eui Hong
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

On the Composability of Behavior Driven Acceptance Tests
Tugkan Tuglular
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

LIVE
Time: Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM Istanbul Time
Zoom Meeting ID and Password: to be sent via email.

 

CTRQ 2021, The Fourteenth International Conference on Communication Theory, Reliability, and Quality of Service

Reliability Assessment of Erasure-Coded Storage Systems with Latent Errors
Ilias Iliadis
- presentation slides / video / full article in Thinkmind Digital Library

 

Farewell Message

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